[ARTICLE] Kim Hyun Joong: Appearance of Agency Abandonment Explained by Understanding Korean Societal Structure
As we have watched the last four months unfold into our worst nightmares for Our Only One Kim Hyun Joong, we are faced with the glaring fact that his Agency, Key East, seems to have no intention of continuing to support their Shining Star and Biggest Asset. Stone Wall Silence is the only consistent response from the agency that was basically launched by adding Kim Hyun Joong to their roster in 2010. At that time, the fledgling company only had two big names on their payroll: Sunbae and Hyung Bae Yong Joon and doensang Kim Hyun Joong. BYJ and KHJ were seen as being very close in the beginning of their business relationship born out of a friendship developed during Kim Hyun Joong’s SS501 days when he spent a good deal of his time in Japan. He met and befriended BYJ just before his contract with DSP came to an end. He was in the right place at the right time for Key East, and they owe their success to him, in my opinion. There were no other big names on their roster until just last year, and Kim Hyun Joong is undoubtedly their top grossing Artist. As we have watched this scandal play out and witnessed the after effects, Kim Hyun Joong’s Brand Power has seemed to be of of little consequence to Key East at all now that he has been given a Scarlet Letter by a JEALOUS EX. In the public eye, it seems they have left him tied to the stake to be burned alive like an accused Salem Witch in the famous story The Crucible.
After the Emotional Shock of Yesterday's Yahoo a Melancholy has Set in: Struggling to See the Light at the End of the Proverbial Tunnel
My morning drive today was difficult and stressful. A thick fog had set in while I slept, and I was running late for work. I had to drive blind for a bit while my car slowly gathered heat from the engine to clear the moisture from my windows. As I drove down the freeway, I could not see ahead like I can on a clear day and I nearly missed my exit. When I finally saw the signs pointing to my daily destination, it was almost too late to get over in the lane to get off the freeway. I made it just barely and arrived at work right on time, on the dot, not a second to waste. That feeling of urgency and blindness made me think of the turmoil of emotions I have been experiencing ever since Kim Hyun Joong finished up his Phantasm World Tour and went on a hiatus from the spotlight in October of this year. I have been missing him so desperately, and I have no signs pointing to the future ahead. It is a feeling of fear and restlessness, straining for any sign of proof that the future I am waiting for will indeed materialize. It leaves a lump in my throat the size of a boulder, and I struggle to hold back my tears.
Kim Hyun Joong fans are furious after Yahoo Buzz Asia Awards Fiasco. Statement was released via Yahoo Buzz Weibo that Kim Hyun Joong would appear in a Video Message. At the Ceremony, no Video Message, and Awards were 'split' for the Title of Most Popular Asian Idol. YBA Issued an Apology to Henecia Too Little, Too Late
Imagine my horror as I began reading the Twitter Updates this afternoon about Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards after the conclusion of the ceremony. I am at work, and have no way to view the awards during that time, but was eagerly awaiting news on Twitter. As the tweets came rolling in expressing disappointment and anger, I was very confused. I wanted to scream in frustration because I could not full understand what had happened until I read this Tweet: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/nhoo4q
OK. What???? Fans are posting their screen shots of the Results at the close of polls because KHJ very CLEARLY won the Best Asian Idol for 2014. Now Yahoo is back pedaling and saying 'oops, our bad!' Whatever. I am so angry. They should have 1.) Announced that they had not had any confirmation of his attendance, 2) Given him the Award Title he WON, and 3) Informed the fans every step of the way!! Once again, KE FAILED the fans and Hyun Joong! I don't know what the H. E. double hockey sticks is going on... but, I am so frustrated and upset. They all knew how critical this was to go smoothly for Kim Hyun Joong. I just wish Hyun Joong would release a statement on his Official Youtube or hyun-joon.com to let us know where things are as far as his plans for the future. I'm sad, disappointed, and sick. I am mostly angry that every time something goes wrong for Hyun Joong everyone is blaming it on the scandal. I even had a fan e-mail me a rumor going stating that he was not appearing in public again until after his Military Service because of the scandal! That's just ridiculous! I don't buy it for a minute! He is no coward and no fool! He knows we are longing to see him. Any little thing. The photos from his charity event on 12/2/14 were grabbed up on Twitter and Facebook as we are so longing for any glimpse.
I've been writing about Kim Hyun Joong since 2011. He is always busy and happy and I love to read about him and write my reactions and feelings about his work and his public life. I want a place where Alien Family can gather and discuss their beloved, Kim Hyun Joong.